President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated two power projects in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan which have been completed with the financial support of Germany.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the two projects were inaugurated in Khulm and Marmol districts.

According to a statement released by ARG Palace, the two projects have been completed with the financial support of Germany amounting to €7.6 million.

The statement further added that first project, 220/20 kV substation was inaugurated in Khulm district while the electricity distribution network was inaugurated in Marmol district.

The ARG Palace also added that nearly 18 thousand families will benefit from the two projects which have been built with the non-refundable aid of Germany.

President Ghani arrived in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan earlier today to inaugurate the electricity projects.

In the meantime, presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi says President Ghani will also meet with the local officials during his visit to the province.

President Ghani is also expected to hold talks regarding the government’s support to residents of Balkh, Sar Pul, Jawzjan, and Faryab who have been affected due to recent floods.


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